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U.S. lumber and panel market reports

 November 16, 2015

U.S.: Lumber and panel market report ---- Week 45  2015
Random Lengths Lumber Market Report
Sales stalled in framing lumber markets, and many prices softened. Caution prevailed among buyers, with weather and seasonal factors weighing on their approach to the market. Buyers reported ample inventories and loads en route that would tide them over for the near term. Other distractions cited were hunting season in the South, the approaching holidays, and Friday’s close of the November futures contract. A drop in the Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price broke a six-week streak of gains. 
  This Week
Nov 13
Last Week
Nov 6
Year Ago
Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price* $326 $331 $367
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price 260 268 334
KD Eastern S-P-F #1&2 2x4 R/L, delivered Great Lakes 367 375 428
Green Douglas Fir Std&Btr 2x4 R/L (Portland) 307 310 300
Southern Pine (Westside) #2 2x4 R/L 415 416 416
KD Coast Hem-Fir #2&Btr 2x4 R/L 323 323 340
Ponderosa Pine (Inland) #2&Btr 1x12 R/L 660 660 675
* Weighted average of 15 key items







Random Lengths Panel Market Report
Trends were mixed in structural panel trading. A number of buyers took a breather and limited their purchases of OSB this week. While sales were noticeably slower, producers fell back on order files built during the recent run. While Southern Pine plywood prices finished lower, the tone of the market improved as the week progressed. By Friday morning, most mills were booked into the week of November 23. After a slow start, western Fir plywood sales picked up solidly around midweek. 

(f.o.b. mill prices) This Week
Nov 13
Last Week
Nov 6
Year Ago
Random Lengths Structural Panel Composite Price* $366 $369 $404
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 3-ply rated sheathing plywood 360-395 370-400 457-500
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 360-395 370-400 465-505
Western 1/2-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 349 354 433
North Central 7/16-inch Oriented Strand Board 257 257 222
*Weighted average of 11 key items




(Source: Used with permission granted by Random Lenghts Publications, Inc.)  

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